Welsummer

The Welsummer is a beautiful breed from Holland famous for its deep reddish brown egg color. Many of the eggs are also speckled! Hens are a nicely proportioned partridge pattern, with hints of gold around the neck, medium brown on the body and tail feathers tipped with a rich brown, while males are the stereotypical vision people have of roosters. They're the rooster portrayed on the cornflakes box, and their colors are stunning. Welsummers are good foragers meaning you'll save on feed if you allow them to range freely!


Origins/History:

Class: Continental (Northern European)
Type: Large Fowl
Size: Medium (6-7 lbs)
Rarity: Common
Purpose: Dual
Recognized Varieties: Red Partridge

Egg Facts:

Egg Laying: Very Good (4/wk)
Egg Color: Chocolate
Egg Size: Large

Fancy Features:

Comb Type: Single Comb
Crested: No
Feathered Legs: No
Number of Toes: 4

Suitability to Backyard Life:

Hardy In Winter: Yes
Bears Confinement: Bears confinement well
Especially Docile: No
Setter/Broody: Yes
Personality: Intelligent and friendly

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